Poxy Halfords spray paint...

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by martinski, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. martinski

    martinski Guest

    Has anyone else had the misfortune to use Halfords own brand of aerosol
    spray paints on their bike? After hours our painstaking care i got a mirror
    finish on my Z's tank. Had new decals made and fitted, and finished the job
    with their clear laquer. This was two months ago so the paint was well
    hardened. I filled the tank the other day and not surprisingly a dribble or
    two ran across the tank. Literally a minute or two later i noticed the paint
    begining to blister where the petrol had ran. What a bag of shite! It
    doesn't mention not being petrol resistant. And considering it's called an
    auto paint one would have assumed it would be reasonably tolerant to the odd
    spillage. Let me know if you've had a similar experience and whether it's
    worth trying to get Halfords to cough up a few quid for my massive
    inconvenience.
     
    martinski, Jan 23, 2004
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  2. aerosol.................................

    I used some a few years back when I was respraying the tank of an old GS550.
    The stuff just never seemed to harden properly. Some months after spraying
    it I ended up with a nice pattern embossed in the top of the tank from the
    underside of a tank bag.

    Not suprising they chose monkeys to star in their adverts, the staff
    probably weren't up to it .
     
    Grimley_Feindish, Jan 23, 2004
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  3. martinski

    Catman Guest

    The amusing thing is that they weren't monkeys, which seems to show
    that even their advertising people are shite

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    Catman, Jan 23, 2004
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  4. I was thinking Chimps and typed monkeys - probably the same mental process
    that led to me buying their paint in the first place.
     
    Grimley_Feindish, Jan 23, 2004
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  5. martinski

    Catman Guest

    Aye, but their tagline specificaly referred to monkeys

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    Catman, Jan 23, 2004
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  6. martinski

    Nidge Guest

    Long tale of woe and outrage sniped

    Well, you could chuck it to uk.legal for their views too but I gotta say
    "Yeah, for sure you should". They've sold a product that's clearly not
    able to stand up to a foreseeable, normal for the things use event so QED
    its not up to the job / not fit for the purpose sold ...... your claims not
    for the can of spray, its the consequential loss - the cost of having a
    competent person respray your tank and loss of the amenity (yer bike while
    its sprayed). Innit?

    FWIW Mate of mine bought a Halfords roof rack, stuck it atop his cage and
    fkd off down the motorway with his kayak on the roof. Despite being all
    attached properly the thing came off, damaged the car the rack and the
    kayak. Halfords shelled out for the lot. In fairness to them, they did a
    reasonable /sensible level of enquiry, satisfied themselves it wasn't a try
    on, then didn't quibble about paying out.

    Do check the can doesn't say 'Will go to ratshit when wetted with petrol"
    before writing to them.

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    Nidge
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    Homer (Simpson).
     
    Nidge, Jan 23, 2004
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  7. martinski

    AndyH Guest

    Wasted hours on the MZ with that shit, managed to get some Comma stuff
    which was good. Two of the tins of black halfords shit wouldn't stop
    spraying, which pissed me off.

    Years ago I bought a humbrol spray gun which uses gas canisters and a
    jam jar to hold the paint, it was great, anyone know if they still do
    them?
     
    AndyH, Jan 23, 2004
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  8. In uk.rec.motorcycles, martinski said:
    Never done a bike with it but a few years back (about 15) I sprayed an
    entire Mk2 Escort in Halfords spray paint; I spent absolutely bloody
    ages preparing it, rubbing the old stuff down / off, priming and rubbing
    it down again to make it smooth (I almost kept it grey, it looked very
    good).

    Anyway, I then spent a weekend spraying it red and black; I had no
    problems with petrol, stone chips or weathering...

    *Then* I decided to jet wash it one day; Whole chunks, or should they be
    sheets? came away.

    To say I was miffed doesn't really do it.

    I ended up buying some more cans in various colours and some mates and I
    went to work on it and covered the thing in graffiti.
     
    Whinging Courier, Jan 23, 2004
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  9. On Fri, 23 Jan 2004 21:03:08 -0000, "martinski"

    It's always been shit.

    --

    Dave

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    Grimly Curmudgeon, Jan 23, 2004
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  10. martinski

    Dr Zoidberg Guest

    .....you'd end up with a flame war over the possibility of a moderated group
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    "I laugh in the face of danger"

    "Then I hide until it goes away"

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    Dr Zoidberg, Jan 24, 2004
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  11. martinski

    Owen Guest

    snip
    I'm sure that they or someone else does, try a model shop. Then go to
    a carbody/spayshop, having prepped-up your tank (meticulously - don't
    forget to spirit wipe everything at least twice...) and have some
    paint made up from a swatch. Get some laquer and hardener while you
    are there. Ask for advice, write it down, don't miss any steps out.
    The materials won't be cheap, but with care, the results won't look
    cheap either... For a full step by step guide, e-mail me your phone
    no. and I'll talk you through the process.....
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    Owen, Jan 24, 2004
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  12. martinski

    AndyH Guest

    I've used my Dad's proper tackle [1] before on metallic paint and twin
    pack, its great for big jobs, but even he liked these little guns for
    patching up. Shame I live as far as I do from him now, it was great
    getting my cars fixed for free or doing the work myself with the
    proper tools and knowing he was there to help.

    [1] ex-machanic with a mother of a compressor, assorted spray guns and
    other useful air tools.
     
    AndyH, Jan 25, 2004
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  13. martinski

    Owen Guest

    snip
    ....Having all the right tools and an expert on hand... makes even the
    biggest jobs possible... :)
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    1 Black, shortly to undergo extensive surgery.
    1 Red, undergoing lightweight surgery. -----
    1 Blue, for Power-Ranger baiting. | o |
    Numbers ... | o |
    Stuff ... | ooo |
    Life ... -----
     
    Owen, Jan 25, 2004
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